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Friday, June 30, 2006
Let's Taste the Season
Even though there are some very tempting stouts and other more malt-heavy beers, in addition to the newly-acquired Heavyweight selections, lurking in our coolers I am very ready to dive into some pilseners, saisons, and weizens. Oh, who am I kidding, I'm already there. Last night, I capped off my visit to Brasserie Jo in Boston with a Paulaner Hefeweizen on draft. It was just this week that Adam said to me something like "dude, you're really into the weizens, eh?!" And, it got me to thinking that Adam and I need to get together and do some tastings. I stopped by Bauer's on Newbury Street in Boston and picked up two 750 ml bottles of Harpoon Saison from their 100-barrel series. We could try this against the Sly Fox Saison, the Yards Saison, and maybe the Victory Saison. Then, we could move over to the pilseners and try the Victory Prima Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils, and Sly Fox Pikeland Pils. And for the weizens we could try the Stoudt's Hefeweizen and a few others that I'm not creative enough at this time to think of. Of course, you probably hear a local bias to these selections. It would be good to throw in a couple of authentic German styles for good representatiton. Adam, ready?